Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New Pomegranate Contents

In the rush of travel and then preparing for the spring semester, I forgot to post the contents of the latest issue of The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies (Volume 8, no. 2, Nov. 2006).

So here is what's happening in Pagan Studies:

"Santeria Sacrificial Rituals: A Reconsideration of Religious Violence (book excerpt)," by Mary Ann Clark.

"'Be Pagan Once Again': Folk Music, Heritage, and Socio-sacred Networks in Contemporary American Paganism" by Christopher Chase

"Wandering Dreams and Social Marches: Varieties of Paganism in Late Victorian and Edwardian England" by Jennifer Hallett.

"Russian Paganism and the Issue of Nationalism: A Case Study of the Circle of Pagan Tradition" by Kaarina Aitamurto.

"Challenging the Morals of Western Society: The Use of Ritualized Sex in Contemporary Occultism" by Henrik Bogdan.

("Sex" plus "occultism." The search engines should have fun with that.)

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Blogger Dawnpiper said...

My issue *finally* arrived last week (any clue why the November issue didn't ship until 12/21, BTW?), and I found Jennifer Hallett's article in particular to be quite valuable. I had seen most of the information she presented through reading Hutton, Greer, Ellison (et. al.), but her analysis really put some things together for me in a new way.


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Blogger Jason said...

Christopher Chase's article has helped me immensely in my own studies. He provided some valuable source material I didn't know existed.

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Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Both Hallett's article and an earlier one by Nick Freeman have alerted me to quite a few books (and movies) in which you can see a sort of literary Paganism in its early forms.

Before that, all I really knew about were Swinburne and Kipling.

As for the late mailing, that has been a constant issue between the publisher and the company that fills subscriptions. Both are in the UK, so I cannot easily tell what is going on,.

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